Sunday, June 26, 2011

1973 Topps

Number of Cards

1973 Topps was scaled back to 660 cards

Size of Cards

Standard size , which measure 2½” by 3½”.

Basic Features

The front of these cards contain a color photograph of the player with the players name and team located below the photograph. The front is accented by a silhouette, located below the player photograph. The silhouette is inside a colored circle indicative of the players position which is noted just below it.

The backs are in vertical format for the first time since 1968 Topps. The backs contain the standard statistics, biography information and a cartoon.

Subsets include
Statistical Leaders (LL)
All Time Leader cards (AL)
World Series Highlights (WS)
Playoff Highlights (CS)
Managers and Coaches (MC)
Boyhood Photos (BP).


Released in 5 series
series 1 (1-132)
series 2 (133-264)
series 3 (265-396)
series 4 (397-528)
series 5 (528-660).


Short Prints

Series 5 cards (428-660) are scarce and demand a premium.

Errors & Variations

81 Whitey Lockman


A- Solid background
B- Natural backgrounds 


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More on the 1973 Topps with pricelist


21 Randy Hundley 2.00
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44 Rick Monday 1.50
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61 Batting Leaders Billy Williams 3.00
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70 Milt Pappas 1.50
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81A Lockman/Aguirre/Banks/Jansen/Reiser (Solid backgrounds) 2.00
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81B Lockman/Aguirre/Banks/Jansen/Reiser (Natural backgrounds) 2.00
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115 Ron Santo 2.00
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139 Carmen Fanzone RC .50
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180 Ferguson Jenkins 5.00
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200 Billy Williams
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262 Jack Aker .75
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285 Don Kessinger 1.50
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309 Paul Popovich .75
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328 Bill Bonham .75
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367 Burt Hooton 1.50
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393 Jose Cardenal .75
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414 Ken Rudolph 1.50
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426 Dave LaRoche 1.50
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440 Glenn Beckert 1.50
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464 Chicago Cubs TC 3.00
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482 Rick Reuschel RC 3.00
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501 Larry Gura 1.50
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527 Dan McGinn 1.50
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552 J.C. Martin 3.00
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565 Jim Hickman 4.00
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580 Joe Pepitone 6.00
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603 Rookie Third Basemen 5.00
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605 Rookie First Baseman 5.00
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645 Bob Locker 3.00
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1 comment:

  1. How many people know that Tony LaRussa scored the winning run on Opening Day that year?

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